GBM launches Istidama ESG platform with asset management, green IT

GBM launches Istidama ESG platform with asset management, green IT

Based on the needs of the market for technological expertise around driving sustainability, GBM has launched GBM Istidama, an environment, social, and governance, ESG management platform that brings together the different technology components from business workflow, analytics capabilities, asset management and green IT solutions to enable organisations to manage their ESG programme in an effective and holistic manner.

Through its partnership across the technology ecosystem, GBM offers comprehensive sets of sustainability solutions and combines them with its consulting, implementation, and life cycle management capabilities.

Cherif Morcos, Vice President of Digital Business Solutions at GBM said, “As the world accelerates efforts to uphold the Paris Agreement and limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, we are seeing diverse sectors bring sustainability to the heart of its operations.”

“We have developed GBM Istidama to help companies across the region design and build strategic ESG roadmaps, by aligning internal processes and IT architecture with sustainability goals. The platform can help build a comprehensive sustainability technology solution and measure them, using the full potential of technology by providing end-to-end decoupled solutions allowing them to achieve their goals.”

With the COP 27 hosted in Egypt in 2022 and now UAE hosting COP28 in 2023, regional organisations are recognising the imminent need to turn their sustainability ambitions into reality. As we have learned in the GBM sustainability report, these organisations are no more seeing ESG programmes as a nice-to-have, but instead as a key priority for the year.

GBM Istidama, will offer a phased approach to ESG management, starting with client consultations to understand their sustainability requirements, identify key sustainability-related performance indicators, and build transformation road maps. Thereafter, GBM collects data from various sources, such as third parties and IT and supply chain divisions and facilities, to ensure ESG goals can be monitored, reported, and measured against key performance indicators.

GBM can also deliver the technology needed to help improve companies’ current landscape with their ESG ratings through its information technology, IT and operational technology, OT.

With more than 30 years of experience, 8 offices and over 1,500 employees across the region, Gulf Business Machines, is an end-to-end digital solutions provider.  Strategic partners in the Gulf include IBM as their sole distributor throughout the GCC, excluding Saudi Arabia and selected IBM product and services, Cisco as a Gold and Master Partner, the highest level of certification at Cisco.

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